Buff Bulletin Board

This site is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events. Buff Bulletin is a service of Campus Communications.

Learn to dance Argentine Tango

Come learn Argentine Tango with the Tango Club at CU. It's fun and it's a great way to de-stress after a long week. Casual dress, but wear smooth-soled shoes or bring socks (you want to be able to slide).

Beginner-friendly--no partner or experience required.

*WHEN: 7 p.m. every Friday night
*WHERE: Basement of the Carlson Gym

Don't miss out. See our Facebook group for more info.

Ferment! Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.

Ferment: Eat, drink, & talk about life, faith/doubt, theology, God, Spirit, hope, love.

Meets Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. during the fall & spring semesters at Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse. 2319 Arapahoe just west of Folsom St.

For university students ages 21-29, but you can be younger. Open to persons of any, or no, faith background. Seeking people who are open-minded, aren't rigid, and who come without agendas or needs to hog conversations. Free food & beverages for the first 6 who arrive!

Hosted by Wesley Fellowship.

October 23, 2014 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Need direction on how to apply to graduate school?

Join English Department faculty and graduate students on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Hellems 252 to discuss: How do you write a successful statement of purpose? How important are GRE scores? Whom do you ask for a letter of recommendation? Why apply to graduate school? While the focus will be on those seeking an advanced degree in literary studies, students applying to other degree programs will find the information useful. The event is open to all English undergraduates (both literature and creative writing). Refreshments provided.

Peace Corps joint info session/application workshop

Date: Thursday, Oct. 23
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Hellems 241
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to start your career. This one-stop-workshop will put you way ahead of the crowd and give you a taste of what the Peace Corps has in store for you. We will have time to review each other’s resumes for Peace Corps specifics, discuss the interview and start (and maybe even finish) your no-strings-attached Peace Corps application. Be sure to bring your laptop and your resume. RSVP here

October 23, 2014 • Nicholas Politte • peacecorps@colorado.edu

The INVST Community Leadership Program

Apply now: Leadership training for young people who are passionate about social and environmental justice. Join our two-year program that combines theory, skills and community service in a unique, cohort-based model. Travel in the summers and learn first-hand about sustainability, climate justice, immigration and economic justice. Find your community in small classes. Earn practical skills through internships with local non-profits. Widen your horizons and meet passionate people who are committed to making a difference. Apps due Feb. 23, 2015.

'Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes' film screening Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

A must-see movie for those who care about the state of democracy and government in the U.S. A powerful mirror for persons from all political parties to gaze upon.

Held at Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from Folsom Field at the corner of University Heights Avenue. Doors open 6:30 p.m., movie at 7 p.m. Free - with donations to support the Peanutbutter 'N Luvin' project. Review

New Late Night Menu at The Connection

The Connection Bowling, Billiards, and Games (1st floor UMC) now offers a late night food service!

Order all of your grill favorites Sunday-Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5-11 p.m. at The Connection! Burgers, wings, chicken tenders, hot dogs, fries and more.

View the full menu

Big screen TVs, bowling, billiards, arcade games and now great food and drinks. What more could you want?

Engagement opportunity for undergraduates

The INVST Community Leadership Program, now accepting applications. Leadership training for undergrads who are passionate about social and environmental justice. Our two-year program combines theory, skills and community service in a unique, cohort-based model. Includes summer travel; first-hand learning about sustainability, climate justice, immigration and economic justice; small classes; internships with local non-profits; meeting people who are committed to making the world a better place. Scholarships of $2,000.

New Mediterranean menu at the UMC

The Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill is now offering a Mediterranean menu for students, faculty and staff to enjoy.

Try these exiting new flavors with Algerian chicken made with antibiotic-free poultry from the local Red Bird Farms, or tzatziki sauce made in-house!

Served daily starting at 11 a.m., enjoy one our our three options: Greek Nachos, Salad or a Plate. Vegetarian options available.

UMC game day bratwurst specials

The Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill, 1st floor UMC, will be open Saturday, Oct. 25, 10am-12:30pm during the weekend for the game.

The Slumgullion Grill offers your favorites plus bratwurst specials:

1 Brat with Kraut on a Bun w/ any size Fountain Drink and Chips or French Fries: $5.99.

2 Brats with Kraut on a Bun w/ any size Fountain Drink and Chips or French Fries: $7.99.

The salad bar will also be open. Baby Doe's Coffee & Bakery will be open 11:30am-8:30pm for hot & cold beverages and snacks.

October 22, 2014 • Pamela Henderek • pamela.henderek@colorado.edu

Textbook information due

Faculty, your textbook information is due now for spring 2015. Please contact the CU Book Store as soon as possible. Thank you.

October 21, 2014 • CU Book Store • assist@cubookstore.com

Exploring Boulder’s hidden biodiversity: Caterpillar hunting on the Front Range

There is more to local biodiversity than meets the eye. We will explore some of the smaller players in these natural systems, focusing on the world of caterpillars. Why do caterpillars eat some plants and not others? How do they defend themselves against their enemies? Join us in investigating the wealth of survival strategies used by our local caterpillars, and the evolutionary forces that make them tick.

Tuesday | Oct. 28 | 7 p.m. | Paleontology Hall

October 21, 2014 • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History • museumpr@colorado.edu

CU student job openings at the UMC - Apply now!

Work at the heart of the university! The UMC provides an energetic employment community that gives you excellent leadership and job experience. Because the UMC hosts a wide variety of services, we offer an array of employment opportunities perfect for your style, interests, and skills. Some include added benefits & some have excellent promotion opportunities. Check our website and be sure to follow the application instructions.

Student groups - Apply NOW for UMC office space

The UMC is accepting applications from student organizations for free office space during the spring 2015 semester. Pick up your group's application in the UMC Executive Director’s Office (UMC 305) or CUSG (UMC 125), or download an application from our website.

IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted on Friday, Oct. 31 by 4 p.m.

Act now! You can help your organization or club grow and succeed with a central office location. Questions? Visit the website for details or call 303-492-8832.

October 21, 2014 • UMC Administration • Jimmie.Baker@colorado.edu

Monday Night Bowl Special Oct. 27

Monday Nights, 6 p.m.-close

$8 per person for 2 hours of unlimited bowling. Shoes and a fountain drink are included in the price. Come alone, with friends, with family, and have fun! Everyone is welcome. This is the best deal!

Learn about all The Connection's weekly events.

2014 DATES: Mondays through Dec. 8

UMC 1st floor

Eat while you play! Check our new Late Night Menu - right here on campus.

Extreme Bowling this Friday & Saturday night

7 p.m. - Close

Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, lane lights and color pins. It's the only Extreme Bowling you'll find in Boulder - and it's fun for everyone.

Win prizes for Color Head Pin Strikes. Note: Be sure to tell The Connection Staff before bowling the color pins so they can see you make the strike.

2014 DATES:

Fridays through Dec. 19

Saturdays through Dec. 13

(Closed Nov. 22, 28, 29; Dec. 26, 27)

Eat while you play! Check our new Late Night Menu.

Free poker tournament Tuesday, Oct. 28

Tuesday Night Free Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments

Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection Front Desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome - all skill levels. Put on your poker face and win prizes.

2014 DATES: Every other Tuesday:

  • Oct. 28
  • Nov. 11
  • Dec. 2
  • Grand Championship Final: Dec. 9

    The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

    We now offer a new Late Night Menu service service! There's no need to leave campus at night.

  • Calling gamers: Video game tournament Friday, Oct. 24

    Different Games Each Tournament

    Want bragging rights? Here's your chance with Super Smash Bros. BRAWL.

    Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection; play begins 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Games are on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 or Nintendo Wii. Prizes for top finishers.

    2014 DATES:

  • Oct. 24: Super Smash Bros. BRAWL
  • Nov. 7: COD Advanced Warfare
  • Dec. 5: Mario Kart
  • Dec. 12: INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us

    Eat while you play Check our new Late Night Menu - right here on campus.

  • 8-Ball Billiards Tournament, Oct. 22

    Test your skills, learn new skills and earn bragging rights at The Connection's 8 and 9-ball billiards tournaments. Every other Wednesday; $5 entry fee. Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection Front Desk; play begins at 7 p.m. Prizes for the top finishers. BCA rules apply.

    2014 Dates

    8-Ball Tournaments:

  • Oct. 22
  • Nov. 19

    9-Ball Tournaments:

  • Nov. 5
  • Dec. 3

    Eat while you play! Check our new Late Night Menu - right here on campus!

  • Sing along at Karaoke Night on Oct. 30

    Sing along with us to fun tunes on Thursday night while getting the chance to try out Club 156's cool sound and light system. It's free. Bring your friends! Enjoy great music, with food & beverage right next door in The Connection. Make it a fun night.

    8 p.m. in Club 156, 1st floor UMC, next to The Connection.

    2014 DATES:

  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 13
  • Dec. 4 & 11

    The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

    Check our new Late Night Menu - right here on campus!

  • The Gathering: Christian worship Tuesdays 6:30pm

    Take a well-deserved study break on Tuesdays at 6:30PM to reflect upon how God is at work in our lives. Meets in the Lounge at CU's Wesley Chapel. "Emergent" style worship. Featuring great music, live artists, candles, art, discussion, prayer, and communion.

    Wesley Fellowship is a progressive Christian campus ministry that helps university students grow in faith, service, and love. LGBTQI-friendly. "Stretch your mind, feed your soul!" 1290 Folsom St., across from the Stadium, at the corner of University Heights Ave.

    October 21, 2014 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

    Men Needed For Cardiovascular Research Study

    The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for participants for multiple studies on factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. We are looking for men, 45-80 years old, non-smokers, with no chronic health problems. Volunteers receive compensation as well as free comprehensive health information including an exercise stress test, VO2 max test, blood cholesterol and body composition. For more information, call 303-492-2485, or email us at cvstudy@colorado.edu.

    Morning Meditation Tuesdays 11am

    A weekly community meditation gathering. Led by June Lacroti. Open to people of all, or no faith/religious backgrounds. No prior experience in mediation is required. 1290 Folsom St., across from Folsom Field, at the corner of University Heights Ave.

    October 20, 2014 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

    Free Yoga Mondays 6pm

    Free Yoga for CU students Monday nights at 6pm. Authentic hatha, vinyasa flow taught by Brian Saeger. Bring a mat if you have one. We have extras if you don't. Best to eat dinner after class. Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, 1 block north of Colorado Ave, at the corner of University Heights Ave. LGBTQ-friendly. Bring friends!! ($5 for faculty, staff, admin)

    Meet Buff Employers - Go global and travel: Oct. 22

    Meet Buff Employers is your opportunity to speak with organizations interested in hiring CU-Boulder students and alumni in areas of international fields. The event will include organizations in travel, international education and foreign commerce fields. They’ll be recruiting from these industries and for these types of positions. Find out who’ll be attending by viewing the registered employers. At 4 p.m. there will be an informal workshop to brush up on your networking. Be prepared to hand over a resume or apply online for potential positions.